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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and his big circle holding hands and they were trying to find him with their feet. at least 30 minutes went by until they found the boy still under water. rescue workers arrived and took the child to the hospital. despite efforts to revive him he was declared dead. >> he had been in there too long. >> we have to watch them with the close. -- real close. >> police say he was out here with a family. they are still waiting to notify next of kin. searchers tell us that they did not notice any adult family members in the immediate vicinity. >> also tonight, the big cleanup after last night's wild weather. it came fast and furious and only affected a fraction of the area. plenty of people spend their holidays figuring out not just what to clean up but how to do it. it has left a lasting impression on some neighborhoods. jennifer is at one of the areas hardest hit by the storms. >> you are right. it made a mark. 4000 arlington residents without power. take a look at that tree. it is massive. the clean-up here has not even begun yet. in north arlington it will take days to clean up after a sto
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's county police said they have yet to make an arrest. >>> the big developments in the rape case that ties to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alle
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Jul 4, 2011 3:00am EDT
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
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Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> a big story beginning with a murder. >> how it happened, exclusive details. >> the debt showdown, or red -- are democrats willing to put social security on the table? 9/11 remembered. >> a beloved pets lost. the tragic accident that has families wanting to find credit. >> should you use custody of your children if they are obese? >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 11, on your side. >>> we begin tonight with a major break in a 10-year-old murder case. the conviction of a fairfax county man who was on death row for about a decade was overturned. prosecutors argued that he hired owen barber. his family maintained that he was innocent. >> tuesday afternoon, she had what was likely a very emotional telephone call with her son. he has been on va.'s death row. she got to tell him that he has a chance to get his life back. >> it has been really hard. you have to keep the faith. >> joy can finally sit aside her outrage. he was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plot that sent him to death row. >> for him to live lik
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am EDT
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00am EDT
this crisis because they care more about rich people and big corporations than they do about ordinary americans. >> most americans regardless of political party don't understand how we can ask a senior citizen to pay more for her medicare before we ask a corporate jet owner or the oil companies to give up tax breaks that other companies don't get. how can we ask a student to pay more for college before we ask hedge fund managers t t stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries? how can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for? >> speaker boehner responded by holding firm to the gop line -- no new taxes. >> the president has often said we need a balanced approach which in washington means we spend more and you pay more. having run a small business, i know those tax increases will destroy jobs. >> the two men have worked for months. golfing. meeting in public and private. to get a deal. they seem to have struck up a genuine working relationship. like those days of yore in washington wh
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
go to jla.com. holiday now the big today. begins this year the holidays might busiest place to be. says the number of drivers will drop this career is yersnumber o xpected to soar. good morning, mike. >> good morning. ssengers traveling through airports.area m. is just after 5:00 a. we're already seeing a lot of activity here at reagan national airport. air travel in our region is up year. ing 22% this e 784,000 people plan to of l by car this fourth uly, aa oonch says that is down from the same time last year. that's why the highways should crowded as less declining gas he prices which have dropped a quarter in the past month. aaa says most americans will stay closer to home this year. distance will be down 7% miles, compared to 20 2010. for those staying in the city, there will be plenty to look . rward to the transportation authority id choosing your travel time can make a big difference if you're heading out to the beach this weekend. if you happen to have the day off and you're watching now, that is a good start. the bridge before 10:00 a.m. in the morning or after 10:00 p.
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Jul 2, 2011 7:00am EDT
's not going to be the big oblem. when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they c c move forward. >> robin, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and asylummut when it becomes about the crime itself it's a problem but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this out in the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command with the office is a problem. something stinks in the case. doesn't change the fact this guy has three prior victims and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a prosecutor, if you felt the way you do, as you just laid it out, and you get a victim like this whose credibility is r
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Jul 5, 2011 12:00am EDT
votes. >> and cedric the entertainer. >> you're in a big movie. >> i play lamar. >> i would like to put it in my body.. >> i could get it in there. >> sunday will >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- cedric the entertainer. inventor and futurist ray kurzweil. and music from breathe carolina. with cleto and the cletones. ♪ it's "jimmy kimmel live" >> dicky: and now, in all honesty, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, everyone. thank you, cleto. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming out to see us. i'm here to entertain you and i hope i succeed. i really do. you know this isn't the screening for "mr. popper's penguins," right? father's day is on sunday. i tell you what, this father's day has got to be the number one day for selling barbecue aprons in the whole year, right? father's day is the day on which we take some time to say to dad, hey, thanks for having sex with mom. [ laughter ] sunday will be a good day for arnold schwarzenegger, this year, he gets an extra gift. [ laughter ] if you have
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Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
that is just the best. -- that is just dust. >>> of big drowned first will down, and 70 miles per hour will hit the ground and spread out or. that out word spreading kicks up the best. those can roll and roll and roll. >> big trouble for allergy sufferers. around here we saw rain. watching -- washing the allergens out of the air. i have something to show you affect us right into weekend. similar to what i saw -- talk about yesterday. notice it was warmer northwest of the metro area. that is because they are seeing sunshine and clearing behind upper level energy that is still slowly moving through our region causing areas of rain and clouds still lingering locally. heavy downpour just over solomons island. this is slowly drifting to the northeast. there is not much push in our atmosphere. is typical july weather. what forms is very slow moving. this is hanging on tight. that is all drifting off. we saw very heavy rain moving virginia across potomac, and into st. mary's county. is the clearing on the satellite picture. beautiful afternoon in hagerstown. temperatures will to the warmthd the sun. i
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Jul 7, 2011 2:35am EDT
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
could be lower than expected by fall. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpi
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
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Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought up in. >> reporter: with
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Jul 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
big vacation after his retirement. >> i heard people yelling. my brother got up and looked out of the hallway and said, get out, get out! >> the vessel named the eric sank 60 miles south of the california peninsula in what is described as a freak storm. two giant waves hit the boat, causing it to go under. >> extremely high winds and water contributed to the conditions. >> one is dead and the search has been expanded for the seven missing kerik >> right now, i am not missing just my brother but a friend and a fishing companion. >> the missing tourists could still be alive because of the favorable conditions. calm waters and the temperature is about 77 degrees. 19 of the tourists and all the crew members have been rescued. they had spent 16 hours in the water. barry m. glenn long had spent 15 hours floating in the c. >> now they can focus on is finding the missing brother. >> we are not leaving until we find him one way or another. >> helicopters and boats have been searching and the u.s. coast guard has a huge aircraft on the scene to aid in the search. >>> we have a breaking o
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Jul 6, 2011 4:00am EDT
. they say they were left out of the settlement and it wasn't big enough. >>> well, twitter is reportedly seeking more private finances. it could be valued as high as $7 billion. by not going public it gives itself more time to develop a more profitable business model. >> netflix is expanding to latin america. it is only available in two country, the u.s. and canada. the expansion to 43 more countries have been expected but few analysts thought the expansion would be this big. >>> your morning eggs and bacon breakfast gets more expensive. not the eggs but bacon. prices are sizzling. corn prices are at record highs and hog farmers are cutting prpruction. that makes it more expensive for shoppers to bring home the bacon, so to speak. >> is it possisie to have too much bacon? sorry vegetarians. >> i'm not a bacon person but most like it. i think you can have too much though, fyi. >>> reaction from outside the courtroom after the shocking casey anthony verdict. >>> did one of britain's most scandalous tabloids go too far? ♪ i may be mud, but i have standards. mops? please. some of them have
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Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
that the jobs report will bleed o over io big negotiations over debt and deficit reduction and there was a sense yesterday that the two sides were getting a bit more polarized, the republicans and democrats pulling and pushing in different rections. dan. >> aside from those we have to remember that there are real people behind those dismal numberer david, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> and now to that horrible accident at the texas rangers game. a fan died after falling while trying to catch a ball that was tossed into the stands by a player. now major league baseball issued a statement saying our players are encouraged to be fan friendly and we will carefully review this with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans. here's abc's barbara pinto with more on this. >> reporter: it is the ultimate ballpark souvenir. but at what price? one dad's request turned into a tragic accident. >> behind me i heard somebody say, hey, how about the n nt one. got the next one, threw it in that direction. >> reporter: shannon stone with a 6-year-old son cooper at his side re
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Jul 6, 2011 2:35am EDT
another big but a little listen sayingal story that is making headlines. the intense political debate over the federal debt. it's set to resume on capitol hill today. you'll see what's holding up a solution to this crisis. >> you have to think this is going to get done. that there is a hard and fast deadline here, that even though bothides are sort of playing their battles and holding their positions,s,hat eventually this is going to get resolved. >> it would be great because it is such a big sue, if we can put the partisan issues decided and get this accomplished. >> global ramifications here. >>> later this half hour, families who are a little teched out and may be spend don't go much time plugged into web and other technologies. sound a little familiar to you at home? put down your devices. we'll meet one young woman who admits spending 18 hours a day online. >> that's not good for you. >> there's got to be a balance here. perhaps you might think of a digital diet, say. >> i knew the plug was coming. shameless book plug right there. >>> we will talk a aut a little bit later, but first,
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Jul 8, 2011 2:35am EDT
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Jul 15, 2011 12:00am EDT
's only a matter of time before some fellow prisoner makes him his blagojo-bitch, right? there's a big soccer game going on here. the gold cup final between mexico and the united states. our team -- the u.s. scored the first two goals. mexico came back to win it 4-2. did you go to that game, guillermo? >> no, jimmy. >> yes.y: you were watching it? >> jimmy: who were you rooting for? >> i was rooting f f mexico but i love usa too. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's not how we do things here. you're going to have to go back. there are a lot of people at the stadium. more than 93,000 fans in pasasana. soccer crowds are known for being rambunctious. >> police in big numbers everywhere. to make sure people are having fun and keeping it safe. >> if you party in pasadena, that you do it respectfully of all the ototr people that are going to do the same thing. >> look out behind you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's news. meanwhile, in baseball, the dodgers today filed for bankruptcy protection. which is very -- i don't know how an organization that sells a beer for $12 runs out of money but they did.
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Jul 1, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
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Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks. >> i love fireworks. so, it's kind of like -- i don't know. it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the big, similar phonic concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington.. more than 500,000 people gathering for 1 of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. what do you take away? every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags. it's america. >> reporter: this is one of t
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
unsettled in the forecast. yes, a typical july weather. don't expect any big swings in temperature anytime soon. 90 degrees give or take a few degrees every day. some afternoon storms. for today, but for quite a the extended forecast. not every day. tell the weekend story in a moment. outside at the bay. sky's getting a little brighter. e some cloud cover. to the southgy us and that is going cloud cover our way. at chesapeake beach it's 78 degrees with a dew point of 74. that is muggy. that's oppressive and ofomfortable in terms humidity. school in silver spring, 73 degrees, 70 and along with chantilly. waldorf at 71. dew points in the upper 60's and 70's. light rain to the south near roanoke, virginia. some of that could move to charlottesville, culpeper as we go to the morning. theinkles in southern shenandoah valley morning asrly this have energy over dead. some of that energy will move away and skies will clear as we the midday and afternoon. it a mixture of sun and through are today. afternoon we could have a few thunderstorms popping up. orhink they will be isolated separated later o
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
weeks, a year, compared to under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the is
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
to a pretty good start. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting casey anthony's story may not bring in the big bucks. crossandra debt talks continue. linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. gold prices look that closely trading under $1,600 per ounce. some americans see that as a safe haven while lawmakers try to figure out ways to raise the debt limit. analysts forecast that gold prices will surge as high as $5,000 per ounce by 2020. >>> it is made headlines nearly every day, the casey anthony murder trial. free from jail now media outlets may be willing to pay big bucks for her story. 17% of people would welcome her account of the events leading to the not guilty verdict after she faced charges of killing her daughter. as for tv, 82% of those surveyed would not watch any tv program in which casey anthony was set to appear. participants in the survey say they would look unfavorably on a tv networks that would be involved in such a deal with casey anthony. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am EDT
this week. >>> other end of the economic ladder, paychecks for big bosses are heading back up again. the ceos of 200 top companies last year averaged almost $11 million per year, that's 23% more than the year before. compared to the average worker salary of just under $50,000. doesn't quite seem fair. >> it doesn't. really. >>> rafael nadal wasn't the only loser at wimbledon this weekend, after 43 years, the tennis broadcast is leaving nbc and is reportedly going to espn. both espn and abc are owned by disney. no official con fir nation yet. >>> a long-lost painting by leonardo da vincnc it's sa save your of the world, it shows jesus christ with one hand raised in a blessing. art expertrtsay it could fetch more than $200 million at auction. >>> at the box office this weekend, the latest transformers film had the biggest domestic this transformers e sequel took in $97 million. and bad teacher was left back in third with $14 million. >> transformers, $100 million. that's inkraebl. very long movie. 2 1/2 hours. >>> when we come back -- the extreme weather across the nation for this fou
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Jul 5, 2011 2:35am EDT
.c. is about 5 degrees above average. seattle near 80. that's a big day. and also anchorage comes in at 65. >> that's a scorcher in seattle. >>> it's time for your morning -- ready -- aww! >> these are cute. check out these newborn tiger cubs making their very first public appearance at the zoo in budapest where they were born last month. nothing cuter than a tiger cub until they get bigger than your car. >> boat of these three male siberians is a big deal, by the way. zookeepers are proud to point out they are part of an endinged species with only a few minute remaining in the wild. their names are virgil, thrax and manning. cute, cuter and cutest. >> mom carries them around in her mouth. >> just like a cat with their kittens. >> carry them around. i think that's impressive. we'll be right back with more "world news now." you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overou
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Jul 8, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. napping in the cell block. they're right at home. but what are these babies doing in the big house? we'll tell you, when we go inside the jailhouse nursery. >>> and, a stolen life. a major abc news exclusive. in her first ever interview, jaycee due jgard, kidnapped and held for 18 years, shares her story with abc's diane sawyer. she talks about giving birth in captivity -- >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. >> and how she made it through. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 8th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with today's british invasion. earlier tonight, heir to the british throne, prince william, and his bride, kate, the duchess of cambridge, arrived in los angeles as part of their north american visit. kate's f fst trip to the u.s. they were greeted with an unusual amount of hoopla for hollywood outsiders. since their wedding in april, watched by more than 1 billion people around the world, kate, in p
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. -- a boutique bottles line in georgetown. >> do what you want, it is your big day. you should do it the way that feels more comfortable. >> the number one piece of the device is find something that makes you feel like the best version of view. >> they look -- if they look comfortable together, they can finish each other's sentences. rewind to middle school, when they bonded over the bank calls. >> my first memory is on a school bus in the seventh grade. that is how we bonded and became friends we both heard the bangles song. >> their friendship lasted through the years. when they both were getting married they felt like the d.c. bridal market needed something new. they decided to put their entrepreneurial. spirit to the test. they knew going into business together could be the end of a rare friendship. they say it is a perfect partnership. >> there is nothing better than going to work every day with your best friend. >> it is working. since a hitch opened in 2005, the business has grown 20% each year. they just expanded in may. >> a great story, thank you. of next, another reason for you to
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